Camille and Kennerly Kitt
Camille and Kennerly Kitt are identical twin American actresses and electric/acoustic harpists, who compose, arrange, and perform as The Harp Twins.
They comprise an internationally performing rock harp duo The Harp Twins. They are most well known for their duet arrangements of contemporary songs from artists including Iron Maiden, The Rolling Stones, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Blue Oyster Cult, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, Bon Jovi, Aerosmith, Rihanna, Guns N' Roses, U2, Coldplay and Journey, as well as music scored for video games, films and television. The Harp Twins have posted 50 music videos on YouTube; their cover of "Stairway to Heaven" alone garnering 2 million YouTube hits.
Bailey Johnson, writing at the CBS News "Feed Blog", described their arrangement of The Cranberries' "Zombie" as an "elegant, wistful and an excellent tribute". Huffington Post arts reporter Mallika Rao said of their Game of Thrones theme arrangement: "Yes, there have been other attempts to cover Ramin Djawadi's haunting tune before, but this one is now the only one." Music theorist and harpist Megan Bledsoe remarks that while groups like Harptallica and the Harp Twins provide a new perspective on previous instrumentation choices within these genres, she notes that "the resulting sound of these ensembles, which very closely resembles any harp duet throughout history ... ultimately perpetuates the angelic, calm, feminine stereotypes of the instrument."
Camille and Kennerly perform on Venus “Classic” Concert Grand pedal harps and Lyon & Healy “Silhouette” Electric lever harps.
The twins began playing piano as children, followed by the harp in junior high school. They earned money for their first harp by taking on jobs such as babysitting and dog-walking in order to show their mom they were serious about playing the harp. Their first harp was a pre-owned lever harp.
Both sisters hold a Bachelor of Music degree in Harp Performance and graduated with highest honors at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. They are also third degree black belts in Taekwondo, and former Taekwondo instructors. The twins are also Distinguished Experts in rifle marksmanship and were competitive swimmers for many years. They have also appeared in several films.
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